I try to make posts on Julie’s Freebies as clear as possible, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to explain every part of a deal. For that reason I made this page for people to reference back and forth. If you are having a common issue with something, it can probably be answered here. Have a question that you don’t see the answer to? Ask in the comments and I will try to answer!
I have been filling out things but nothing ever arrives, is this a scam?
No, Julie’s Freebies absolutely isn’t a scam. There are some things that for whatever reason, may never arrive. Sometimes companies run out, sometimes they just don’t plan, and sometimes they just don’t understand how the internet works and when their freebies go viral, they may not be able to handle the demand. Don’t let this discourage you. Most of the freebies come, and if some don’t arrive, it isn’t anything to get upset over. Getting free stuff should be fun, for me it is actually a hobby.
I sign up for Pillsbury and Betty Crocker but haven’t received samples, where are they?
Betty Crocker and Pillsbury samples work a little differently than most other samples. First, you do have to be signed up to get them. Just because you sign up doesn’t mean you get samples though, each sampling opportunity that they have you have to sign up. The way this works is they send out emails with recipes pretty regularly but once per month they will have a sample in the email. The email title will say nothing about the sample, but there will be a banner with them at the bottom of the email. For these, when I see them I post about them to give everyone a heads up about the samples and let people know to be on the look out.
In short, you won’t get samples from them in the mail just because. You have to sign up for each one of them. I usually get most of them, but even I miss some because of the way that they do these. Hopefully this helps some people out 🙂
How long does it take for freebies to arrive?
There really is no set answer. As a good rule of thumb expect things to take 6-8 weeks though. Some items arrive REALLY fast, within a few days, and some take longer than even 8 weeks. I have had some stuff randomly show up 6 months after I order it. I don’t keep track of what I order or think about it really. I just order everything that I post, and wait for it to arrive. Every day something new comes in the mail that is absolutely free, and it always makes a fun surprise to open up.
Everything I try to claim says Page Not Found, why?
9 times out of 10 this is because you are claiming a freebie from a Facebook page using a mobile device (tablets are included here). Facebook requires that all freebies on their site use a 3rd party app, unfortunately Facebook doesn’t support 3rd party apps on mobile. Its strange, but that is how it is. Any time there is a Facebook one, you are usually going to get page not found. Easiest thing to do on these is to claim them from a computer. Another thing you can try if you have are a bit tech savvy, is to use your mobile device browser in desktop mode. This *should* work in most cases.
Will I get a bunch of SPAM if I sign up for freebies?
SPAM, shouldn’t be a huge issue but it can happen, there are people out there who make up fake freebies in order to collect email addresses. I try my best to identify and weed these out so that you don’t have to worry about it, that said, it does happen. Also, it is important to know that freebies are used as promotional marketing products. They want to market things to you, so that is the reason they are giving them away. What you can do to avoid, or minimize this is just create a second email address that you use for all of your freebies and sweepstakes. This will keep your regular email clear of clutter, and allow you to do your freebies and sweepstakes on your own terms. I am not very good at this one, since freebies are a hobby, and to a certain degree, run my life lol, I have everything all mixed together on several emails. Then again, I am not always the most organized with things!
My grandma/pa/dog/cat/mom/dad always said nothing in life is free, why would this stuff be free?
Companies use freebies for marketing purposes, sometimes it may be new products that they want to get in the hands of consumers like yourself before they hit the shelves, and sometimes they are just seasonal items. For example, right before winter I usually see hot chocolate and coffee freebies come up. This is because companies know that it is the season for buying so they want you to try their product in hopes that you will buy more. Almost everything I post is free with no shipping fees, no credit cards, and no hoops to jump through. Occasionally I see offer that require a credit cards, but I only post if I feel their value justifies using one. If any offer requires a credit card, shipping or any other purchase, I let readers know in the post.
Jody Asked: How do we know if we won? Or find out who has won? Is there a Winner’s list?
I do regular giveaways on the Julie’s Freebies Facebook Page. To see who won the daily giveaways you can check out the Julie’s Freebies Facebook Winners page. Some of the things I have given away includes a ton of Crock Pots, KitchenAid Mixers, Ninja Blenders, Coach Purses, tons of cookie cutters, knives, decorative items, Diamond Candles, cutting boards, blenders, sandwich makers, toaster ovens, Amazon Gift Cards and a LOT more (I seriously can’t remember all of it, it is a lot).